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Miss England swimsuit round given marching orders by 2009's winner soldier Katrina Hodge (Axed!)
The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | March 13, 2010

Posted on 03/17/2010 9:40:15 AM PDT by Stoat

The swimsuit round of the Miss England competition has been given its marching orders after 50 years at the encouragement of last year's winner, soldier Katrina Hodge.

Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge receives her Miss England crown
2009's Miss England winner. soldier Katrina Hodge. Photo: PA

Instead, participants will take part in a sports challenge overseen by Lance Corporal Hodge.

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Miss England national organiser Angie Beasley said the change showed that Miss England was constantly evolving as a competition.

“Every year the girls take part in the various rounds of Miss England – we have a talent, charity, eco and now the sports round, which will replace the swimwear in the competition," she said.

 

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; england; greatbritain; missengland; pageant; pc; politicalcorrectness; swimsuit; uk; unitedkingdom
My apologies for the severe editing of this article...this was done in order to remain in compliance with Free Republic rules pertaining to the posting of articles from the UK Telegraph.  Please click on the main article link to read the full story.

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1 posted on 03/17/2010 9:40:16 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

But extensive pics are not disallowed.....


2 posted on 03/17/2010 9:41:04 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Call the local offices of Congresscritters. They are still answering the phone.)
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To: Stoat

Why choose one? Sporting events in swimwear might be worth watching.

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 03/17/2010 9:44:12 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." -- Robin Hood (Russell Crowe))
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To: Uncle Miltie

4 posted on 03/17/2010 9:44:31 AM PDT by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Stoat

1000 percent not guilty!


5 posted on 03/17/2010 9:47:33 AM PDT by MGMSwordsman
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To: Stoat

Maybe I’m the odd man out; but when I see a gorgous woman in a bikini; the very LAST thing on my mind is “I wonder how fast she can run, and if she plays beach sports well?”.

Sorry, but that line of thought never even creates a shadow across my real thoughts. Guess I’m just a pig.


6 posted on 03/17/2010 9:48:01 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Stoat

BOOO!


7 posted on 03/17/2010 9:48:28 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: Stoat

How about mud-wrestling? two birds one stone.


8 posted on 03/17/2010 9:49:01 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Stoat
Miss England national organiser Angie Beasley said the change showed that Miss England was constantly evolving as a competition.

Somebody needs to learn the difference between "evolving" and "devolving".

“Every year the girls take part in the various rounds of Miss England – we have a talent, charity, eco and now the sports round, which will replace the swimwear in the competition," she said.

Forget it. The whole thing is a politically correct farce.

9 posted on 03/17/2010 9:50:19 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: SnakeDoctor
Why choose one? Sporting events in swimwear might be worth watching.

 

From the article:

As the face of underwear firm La Senza, she is no stranger to posing scantily clad but said she did not think the swimsuit round was fair to contestants.

“I think it's nerve-racking enough for girls to get up on a stage and speak, let alone appear in a swimsuit," she said.

 

Somehow, I don't believe that any of the sports competitions will involve swimsuits.

I wonder how their TV ratings will fare after this? 

10 posted on 03/17/2010 9:50:33 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

The Brits...how the mighty have fallen

they’ll make this bird head of the SAS next


11 posted on 03/17/2010 9:50:43 AM PDT by wardaddy (women are crazy...girls too)
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To: Stoat
...a talent, charity, eco and now the sports round...

"charity"??? "eco"??? WTF?

12 posted on 03/17/2010 9:50:56 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: SnakeDoctor
I vote for beach volleyball


13 posted on 03/17/2010 9:51:22 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Perdogg

OK so she can make body armor disruptive camouflage look good. But isn’t swimming a sport? What about beach volleyball?


14 posted on 03/17/2010 9:51:55 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

You mean, like Jello polo?


15 posted on 03/17/2010 9:53:53 AM PDT by Erasmus (Lying fallow in preparation for planting season)
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To: Stoat
"...was constantly evolving as a competition."

Just like bacteria.

16 posted on 03/17/2010 9:54:23 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Hodar

Maybe I’m the odd man out; but when I see a gorgous woman in a bikini; the very LAST thing on my mind is “I wonder how fast she can run, and if she plays beach sports well?”.

Sorry, but that line of thought never even creates a shadow across my real thoughts. Guess I’m just a pig.

No, you're just not a militant feminist with a chip on your shoulder, that's all.

Being a normal, healthy male is fast becoming a crime.

17 posted on 03/17/2010 9:55:04 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

Why bother watching, then?


18 posted on 03/17/2010 9:56:52 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Erasmus

Right on. Bikini wrestling. Lingerie Twister. There are so many worthwhile competitive events.

SnakeDoc


19 posted on 03/17/2010 9:58:10 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." -- Robin Hood (Russell Crowe))
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To: Constitution Day
BOOO!

Agreed.  They can make the pageant entirely politically-correct if they want, but they can't make people watch it ....Great Britain is not North Korea where people are required to listen to speeches from Dear Leader all day....Brits can still change the channel, and I'll wager that they will.

20 posted on 03/17/2010 9:59:35 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

Not Guilty!!!!!!

But need more evidence


21 posted on 03/17/2010 10:00:40 AM PDT by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Why bother watching, then?

I doubt that very many people will.

22 posted on 03/17/2010 10:00:43 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

Precisely.

Once I saw “charity, eco and now the sports round” I wondered where the “Sensitivity to Muslims” event was. ;)


23 posted on 03/17/2010 10:00:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: Hodar

>> Maybe I’m the odd man out; but when I see a gorgous woman in a bikini; the very LAST thing on my mind is “I wonder how fast she can run, and if she plays beach sports well?”.

I’m with you. Sporting events might be a good addition to the competition in that it allows for the possibility of accidental nudity (you never know what might happen with scantily clad women bouncing around). Other than that, who cares?

The way these things are going, pageants are going to be the equivalent of doctoral dissertation defenses ... feminists are often not so pro-woman as they are anti-beauty.

SnakeDoc


24 posted on 03/17/2010 10:02:07 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." -- Robin Hood (Russell Crowe))
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Ya got my vote! Just damn!


25 posted on 03/17/2010 10:03:26 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Stoat

0bama is the odds on favorite to win this year.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 10:04:28 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Constitution Day
Once I saw “charity, eco and now the sports round” I wondered where the “Sensitivity to Muslims” event was. ;)

That was back in 2005.

Miss England Pageant- Muslim beauty wins title (OF COURSE there are pictures!)

 

27 posted on 03/17/2010 10:06:32 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: tarheelswamprat
Forget it. The whole thing is a politically correct farce.

Probably coming soon to the USA pageants....we're usually a few years behind on the political-correctness / Socialist jackboot curve.

28 posted on 03/17/2010 10:08:54 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: ConservaTexan
0bama is the odds on favorite to win this year.

Which one?

29 posted on 03/17/2010 10:09:33 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Stoat
Probably coming soon to the USA pageants...

And after the swimsuit ban will be mandatory burkas.

30 posted on 03/17/2010 10:12:19 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Justa
"...was constantly evolving as a competition."

Just like bacteria. 

And heterophobic, Staliinist militant-feminism

31 posted on 03/17/2010 10:12:58 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

Oh, good grief! LOL!


32 posted on 03/17/2010 10:14:16 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: Stoat

Man, wouldn’t you like to be in a foxhole with her? (During peacetime, of course. During wartime I want the biggest, meanest, ugliest guy around.)


33 posted on 03/17/2010 10:18:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Stoat

Civilation decline continues in UK. Why for the life of me would anyone watch a beauty contest without a swimsuit contest? Insanity rules.


34 posted on 03/17/2010 10:22:03 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Constitution Day
Oh, good grief! LOL!

Indeed, and after she was crowned she wasted no time in publicly injecting herself into muslim politics

Thank Blair for terror- Miss England

35 posted on 03/17/2010 10:25:13 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Ramius

Exactly: “Eco”?


36 posted on 03/17/2010 10:28:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: truthguy
Why for the life of me would anyone watch a beauty contest without a swimsuit contest? Insanity rules.

I don't believe that many will.  After a couple of years of utterly abysmal ratings, the pageant organizers will probably disband the event entirely, citing its 'long history of misogyny, racism and objectification of women'.  The organizers will be cheered by the MSM and various fat, ugly and shrill feminists, and they will be given honorary degrees and chairs from major Universities and will make millions on the lecture circuit.

Young ladies will be deprived of a reference standard of wholesome femininity and more young males will be confused, wondering why Society doesn't honor the obvious magnificence of the female form.

"Don't it always seem to go, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone....they paved Paradise, put up a parking lot"

YouTube - big yellow taxi - joni mitchell in concert 1970

 

37 posted on 03/17/2010 10:37:52 AM PDT by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat
"and now the sports round, which will replace the swimwear in the competition"

I used to joke with potential secretarial candidates "it's gonna come down to the swimsuit competition...."

That was until Political Correctness came in, and the Sensitivity Training Team said that's "harassment"...

LOL

Maybe the "sports round" will be "indoor sports"?Or.....my favorite competition:

http://www.thoughts.com/pitapie50/blog/evening-wear-russian-style-434250/

38 posted on 03/17/2010 11:01:31 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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